Hiking groups are abundant in Telluride, Colorado. Earlier this week, I went with my family to join a local hiking group on the Hawn Mountain Ridge Loop Hike. The hike is located within Grey Head, and includes the spectacular Stairway to Heaven walkway, descending down a massive scree field. View Larger Map Grayhead Stairway To Heaven Hawn Mountain Telluride Trial Map Our large group, getting ready to hike. On top of the ridge, the scree starts gradually. Descending down the steeper sections, right before the main section of the rock walkway. The Stairway to Heaven walkway is a pleasure to hike down – it switch backs through a rugged scree field, providing stable, relatively even footing all the way down.
This past weekend, my siblings Jill and Jason and I took a quick road trip from our home in Boulder, Colorado down to Telluride, Colorado. Getting there, we did a one-way car rental to Montrose. From Montrose, we picked up my truck, and then went in to Telluride. Returning, we drove my truck back to Boulder, for the parents to use. A few pics from our great road trip! Loveland Pass Tacos in Leadville, CO. Previously, I wrote about Leadville when I did my Wilderness First Responder training with NOLS-WMI Lake Dillon Hiking to Hope Lake
Over labor day weekend I attended the 39th annual Telluride Film Festival. This was the fourth or fifth time that I’ve gone to the festival, and it was a great time, as always. Below is a wrapup of a few of the notable movies I saw: Rock N Roll Highschool The day before film festival begins, the town of Telluride uses the Elks Park outdoor space to show one old school movie, just for locals. This year they showed Rock N Roll Highschool, starring The Ramones. It was a fun, weird, trippy throwback, and featured fun music by The Ramones – a band I had never really listened to before. Before the cityfolk rolled into town for the proper film festival, it was fun to hang with the local crowd and watch a strange movie. Trailer: The Sapphires By far the most fun movie at Film Festival. The music, acting, and scenery in The Sapphires was great. I loved seeing the recreation of the Vietnam War social scene, and it was interesting seeing a different side of the war. Although I don’t listen to a ton of “soul” music, I loved the tracks in this movie, and the energy of the girls was great. Highly recommended for a fun, interesting film. Definitely go see it! Trailer: Superstar This is it. This was my movie for the 39th Telluride Film Festival. By far the best movie I saw – Superstar combines an intersting and complexly surreal storyline with engaging and interesting characters, and is presented with visionary cinematography. I loved the geometric shots, attention to visual detail, and tripped out surrealistic vibe of the film. Sitting through a few hours of subtitles was well worth it for this film, and I’d highly recommend going to see it. As an added bonus, I even got a strangely “meta” photo with star Kad Merad. Trailer: Me with Kad Merad. Such a nice guy!
This past Labor Day weekend was spend back home in Telluride, Colorado with Parents and Sister. Here are a few choice photos from the weekend – taken with my brand new Sony RX100 Digital Camera. The full review of the camera is coming soon. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamfan2/sets/72157631431819070/
Videoblog for today – Greetings from up high on the Ballard Trail, just outside of Telluride, Colorado!